Libertarian legal theorist and patent attorney N. Stephan Kinsella, J.D. discusses the framework of libertarianism and the false concept of “intellectual property” (IP) at Mises University 2009, followed by a Q&A session – 30 July 09.

From Mr. Kinsella’s blog – 1 Aug 09:

“This presentation was different than others I’ve done in the past on IP, partly because, as it for students, I tried to start from the ground up, and also to integrate the proper approach to IP with the essential principles of libertarian political philosophy. Thus part of the talk summarized my view of what libertarianism is, and then applied it to IP; this summary view of the libertarian framework was distilled from a more elaborated version, contained my chapter ‘What Libertarianism Is’ [.pdf], which appeared in the recently published Hoppe Festschrift, Property, Freedom and Society. An article based on my speech is forthcoming in Liberty magazine.” (53:52):

Against Intellectual Monopoly by Michele Boldrin and David K. Levine can be downloaded (free, of course) and there’s much more from Mr. Kinsella on “IP” here.

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